will bring together singers and instrumentalists from New England and beyond specialized in the performance of music from the late Renaissance through the Classical period.
Also, each concert will be preceded by a short pre-concert lecture, starting 20 minutes BEFORE the performance start times shown below. The lectures will conclude 5 minutes before concert start to allow for final seating.
The centerpiece will be Beethoven’s exuberant trio in B-flat, Op. 11 for clarinet, ‘cello, and piano. Works by CPE Bach, JCF Bach, Vanhal, and Mozart will round out the program.
For Saturday’s program, we are pleased to feature the El Dorado ensemble, a group of five gambists and lute. Here’s a taste of their delightful sound.
Their program, “Giardino Musicale: 17th-century Instrumental Music from Venice and Rome”, includes works by well known composers such as Lorenzo Allegri and Giovanni Gabrieli, but also works by several lesser known but fascinating composers.
Sunday’s program features two Maine ensembles. The concert opens with the Bowdoin Chamber Choir, directed by Robert Greenlee. They will perform music from the time of Henry VIII, including both continental and English composers, as well as music by Henry himself.”
The second half of the program will be performed by the St Mary Schola, directed by Bruce Fithian, performing Monterverdi’s Combattimento. Click to hear their concert performance of Purcell’s “Come all ye songsters” from The Fairy Queen.